Planning your wedding?

If you’re dreaming of a white wedding or something more avant garde, DoneDeal can help you find everything you’ll need for your special day Whether it’s the traditional church wedding, a civil partnership ceremony, registry office wedding or civil ceremony, one thing’s for sure – people are still planning weddings. Don’t be a blushing bride just because you’ve sourced good value wedding items through the internet While some couples will spend their weekends attending wedding shows and looking around shops and boutiques for all they need for the big day, there is another option: the internet. DoneDeal’s wedding section makes it easy to search for the components that are traditionally needed for a ceremony or reception. From wedding favours to table plans, room decorations to carriages, wedding ring cushions to outfits for ring bearers, wedding dresses to suits, our Wedding section is brimful of everything a bride- or groom-to-be will need. While we can’t guarantee you’ll find something borrowed or something blue, there’s plenty of choice of both old and new on DoneDeal. According to Rosemarie Meleady of The Wedding Planner, who has been involved in planning many weddings, nobody wants a cheap wedding; good value is important to most people. “Think of the things you don’t buy because of price,” she says. “People want value for money, they want to shop around more and they’re not afraid to buy from sites like DoneDeal.” She recommends searching for items such as centre pieces, candles and table decor for weddings on DoneDeal. Though a ‘worn once’ wedding dress is something some women would balk at, even during boom times people would look at bridal divisions of charity shops. Often off-the-peg dresses that have never been worn can be sourced and DoneDeal is no exception when it comes to tracking down a wide selection of beautiful wedding gowns, veils and tiaras. If value rather than price is top of your wedding list, it may be important to remember Meleady’s words of advice when searching for a wedding dress: “It’s more en vogue to say you got good value than paid a high price… It’s seen as sort of vulgar to have expensive wedding dresses.” Also worth keeping in mind is that a wedding is the one time, says Meleady, women can treat themselves to designer shoes. Brides-to-be often order designer shoes from abroad only to find they don’t fit or are the wrong shade. Rather than keeping them in a box in the wardrobe, never to be worn, people will try reselling these, meaning that a bride can meet the seller in person, try on the shoes for size and net themselves a good bargain. There are also bargains to be had for men. “I’d always advise people to buy a good suit.” Second-hand designer or once-worn suits are something a groom-to-be could search for on DoneDeal – or, if they’re a bit more daring, there’s always the option of a kilt. DoneDeal also has sections for flower girl and page boy outfits. As these are the first to change into something more casual or outgrow the outfit, great value can be found. #Wedding